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VocalEssence brings Gullah to Minneapolis

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By Graydon Royce, Star Tribune Two hundred singers led by Melanie DeMore will pound the rhythm of Gullah music as VocalEssence bears “Witness.” There is no sheet music, the conductor teaches by rote and the singers need to watch their…  Read more »


1969 Philip Brunelle founds the Plymouth Church Music Series. 1970 Aaron Copland conducts a performance of his choral works aptly titled “In the Beginning.” 1973 Dominick Argento composes Jonah and the Whale, the first VocalEssence commission. 1973 Dave Brubeck Jazz…  Read more »

Star Tribune: VocalEssence announces 45th season

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Music of Rutter and Brubeck included in 2013-14 season that starts in October. March 8, 2013By Graydon Royce John Rutter, Dave Brubeck and Jonathan Dove are among the composers who come front and center for the 45th season of Vocal­Essence,…  Read more »

2013-2014 Announcement: VocalEssence Crescendos Into Tremendous 45th Season

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CONTACT: Jennifer   Twin Cities choral organization celebrates nearly half a century of musical innovation with another epic season MINNEAPOLIS — March 5, 2013 —VocalEssence, the acclaimed Minneapolis-based choral ensemble recognized internationally for its innovative exploration of music for…  Read more »

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